Interviewee: Lynn Dalton
Interviewer: Erin Hartley
Date: December 1, 2010
Lynn Dalton was born in Concord, North Carolina, in 1959. His mother was an RN, or Registered Nurse, and he had a childhood illness that gave him early experience with hospitals and with nurses. He took classes at ASU beginning in 1977 and then received an associateâs degree in nursing from AB Tech in Asheville, NC. At the time of the interview, he had worked in nursing for twenty-eight years and was about to receive his bachelorâs degree from ASU.
In the interview, Dalton talks about his experience as a âpioneerâ male nurse. He discusses gender dynamics among nurses, doctors, and patients. He speculates on the factors behind the rising number of male nurses and talks about the differences in varieties of nursing education. Dalton also discusses changes that he has observed in the profession of nursing and in the expectations of patients over time.